Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 15
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Abilene Christian College opened its doors for the first time in
September, 1906. Its opening was rather unpretentious; but its purposes
and ideals were not mean. Under the presidency of A. B. Barrett,
about twenty-five students were enrolled during this session.
From this time its growth was slow but constant, impeded somewhat
by abnormal economic conditions and other unavoidable misfortunes.
The present president accepted his office in the summer of 1912, and
as a result of a determined campaign the enrollment was more than
quadrupled during the following session. Since then the institution
has constantly and rapidly advanced in material equipment, in enrollment,
in size and scholarship of faculty, and in scope of curriculum.
As a junior college it enjoyed the highest rating accorded colleges of
its class and its natural growth led inevitably into a full college. The
management is determined to maintain the same high standards.
OUR LOCATION IS IDEAL
Abilene, the county seat of Taylor county and a wide-awake, rapidly
growing city of more than ten thousand people, is situated near the
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geographical center of Texas (see the cut below) and in the heart of a
fine agricultural, stock raising and industrial belt. It is the largest
and most important trade center not only in Taylor county, but in
that large section of the state known and in a general way described
as Central West Texas. It is a religious town, a school town, a town
SESSION OF 1920-'21
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921, book, June 1920; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45935/m1/17/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.